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The country star was 61

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Joe Diffie performs at the Grand Ole Opry Sept. 12, 2006 during a special tribute to George Jones for his 75th birthday. One of Diffie biggest hits is "John Deere Green."

Joe Diffie, a Grammy Award-winning country music hitmaker, died Sunday from coronavirus complications. He was 61. 

A representative for Diffie confirmed his death in a news release. 

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Diffie enjoyed a triumphant run of country hits in the early 1990s, including 

The “Pickup Man,” “John Deere Green” and “Third Rock from the Sun” singer confirmed Friday that he tested positive for the virus and asked for privacy as he received treatment.

“We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic,” Diffie said in his statement last week.

The singer had been planning to release “I Got This,” his first new album in seven years.

Earlier this month, he postponed a concert in Georgia, citing coronavirus concerns.

This report is developing.

Contributing: Dave Paulson



First appeared on USA Today.

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